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We study infinitesimal Einstein deformations on compact flat manifolds and on product manifolds. Moreover, we prove refinements of results by Koiso and Bourguignon which yield obstructions on the existence of infinitesimal Einstein deformations under certain curvature conditions.

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In this paper, we study deformations of coisotropic submanifolds in a locally conformal symplectic manifold. Firstly, we derive the equation that governs $C^\infty$ deformations of coisotropic submanifolds and define the corresponding $C^\infty$-moduli space of coisotropic submanifolds modulo the Hamiltonian isotopies. Secondly, we prove that the formal deformation problem is governed by an $L_\infty$-structure which is a $\frak b$-deformation of strong homotopy Lie algebroids introduced in Oh and Park (2005) in the symplectic context. Then we study deformations of locally conformal symplectic structures and their moduli space, and the corresponding bulk deformations of coisotropic submanifolds. Finally we revisit Zambon's obstructed infinitesimal deformation (Zambon, 2002) in this enlarged context and prove that it is still obstructed.

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It is shown that the main variable Z of the Null Surface Formulation of GR is the generating function of a constrained Lagrange submanifold that lives on the energy surface H=0 and that its level surfaces Z=const. are Legendre submanifolds on that energy surface. The behaviour of the variable Z at the caustic points is analysed and a genralization of this variable is discussed.

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The work within the Geometrothermodynamics programme rests upon the metric structure for the thermodynamic phase-space. Such structure exhibits discrete Legendre symmetry. In this work, we study the class of metrics which are invariant along the infinitesimal generators of Legendre transformations. We solve the Legendre-Killing equation for a $K$-contact general metric. We consider the case with two thermodynamic degrees of freedom, i.e. when the dimension of the thermodynamic phase-space is five. For the generic form of contact metrics, the solution of the Legendre-Killing system is unique, with the sole restriction that the only independent metric function -- $\Omega$ -- should be dragged along the orbits of the Legendre generator. We revisit the ideal gas in the light of this class of metrics. Imposing the vanishing of the scalar curvature for this system results in a further differential equation for the metric function $\Omega$ which is not compatible with the Legendre invariance constraint. This result does not allow us to use the regular interpretation of the curvature scalar as a measure of thermodynamic interaction for this particular class.

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In this paper, we study deformations of compact holomorphic Poisson submanifolds which extend Kodaira's series of papers on semi-regularity (deformations of compact complex submanifolds of codimension 1), deformations of compact complex submanifolds of arbitrary codimensions, and stability of compact complex submanifolds in the context of holomorphic Poisson deformations. We also study simultaneous deformations of holomorphic Poisson structures and holomorphic Poisson submanifolds on a fixed underlying compact complex manifold. In appendices, we present deformations of Poisson closed subschemes in the language of functors of Artin rings which is the algebraic version of deformations of holomorphic Poisson submanifolds. We identify first-order deformations and obstructions.

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We interpret all Maurer-Cartan elements in the formal Hochschild complex of a small dg category which is cohomologically bounded above in terms of torsion Morita deformations. This solves the "curvature problem", i.e. the phenomenon that such Maurer-Cartan elements naturally parameterize curved A_infinity deformations. In the infinitesimal setup, we show how (n+1)-th order curved deformations give rise to n-th order uncurved Morita deformations.

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We describe the differential graded Lie algebras governing Poisson deformations of a holomorphic Poisson manifold and coisotropic embedded deformations of a coisotropic holomorphic submanifold. In both cases, under some mild additional assumption, we show that the infinitesimal first order deformations induced by the anchor map are unobstructed. Applications include the analog of Kodaira stability theorem for coisotropic deformation and a generalization of McLean-Voisin's theorem about the local moduli space of lagrangian submanifold. Finally it is shown that our construction is homotopy equivalent to the homotopy Lie algebroid, in the cases where this is defined.

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We construct infinitesimal deformations on an open domain of a smooth projective surface given by a complement of plumbings of disjoint linear chains of smooth rational curves. We show that the infinitesimal deformations are not small deformations, that is, they change the complex structure away from the boundary of the domain.

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We show that infinitesimal automorphisms and infinitesimal deformations of parabolic geometries can be nicely described in terms of the twisted de-Rham sequence associated to a certain linear connection on the adjoint tractor bundle. For regular normal geometries, this description can be related to the underlying geometric structure using the machinery of BGG sequences. In the locally flat case, this leads to a deformation complex, which generalizes the is well know complex for locally conformally flat manifolds. Recently, a theory of subcomplexes in BGG sequences has been developed. This applies to certain types of torsion free parabolic geometries including, quaternionic structures, quaternionic contact structures and CR structures. We show that for these structures one of the subcomplexes in the adjoint BGG sequence leads (even in the curved case) to a complex governing deformations in the subcategory of torsion free geometries. For quaternionic structures, this deformation complex is elliptic.